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Can Earthquakes Be Intense

For the intensity of earthquake naysayers:

"A week ago, we wouldn't have thought we could have a strike-slip earthquake of this size. This is very, very large," said Kevin Furlong. The massive 8.6 earthquake off Indonesia surprised scientists: This type of jolt isn't this powerful.

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cluny and scott
I think you are both right.
Over the last 2/3 hundred we have destroyed our ecology.
We have polluted our atmosphere and we have created global warming.
Alot of what is happening now is because of what we have done to the world God gave us.
Yet it is our acts that have caused these disasters.
So Scott you are right in a sense, but it is the reaction of the world God gave us, to the sins we have committed on it. Cluny is right because it is not direct intervention by God, but by triggered by our acts, or those of our forefathers.
The sins of the father shall be visited on the sons.
Then there are some that are just natural disasters.
---chris on 5/16/12


\\ god is not a smiter who just does natural disasters or disease but uses them for his glory and our correction.
---scott1 on 5/15/12
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That's not what Jesus says on this issue, as I have demonstrated.

And the Bible does NOT say that the cities of the plain were destroyed by an earthquake. But Ezekiel 16:49 DOES say what their sin was.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/16/12


cluny
what about "if my children return to me i will heal there land" many times in OT. physical evidence of sodom shows evidence of earthquake. god is not a smiter who just does natural disasters or disease but uses them for his glory and our correction.
---scott1 on 5/15/12


\\Atheist - God absolutly use earthquakes to punish and correct his children. Just like a father punishes and spanks his kid.
---Scott1 on 5/14/12\\

No, God does no such thing.

Jesus was asked similar questions, and what did He answer?

"Do you think that those people in Slioam on whom the tower fell were the worst sinners in Israel? I tell you, they were NOT! But unless YOU repent, YOU will all likewise perish." Luke 13.

"This man's blindness is NOT because of either his sins or the sins of his parents." John 9.

Jesus is clearly rebuking the idea that God uses disaster and disease to punish people.

Try again, Scott1.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/15/12


Atheist,God's Word the Bible which applies to all Humankind whether they live by it or not says Matthew 5:45-He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good,and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. Sun and rain are not to punish but needed for life. This shows me all humans are subject to the things which happen on this earth,good or bad,building up or destructive and God isn't using them to punish people. They are all nature,just as God formed the human body to function in a certain way he formed earth to funtion in its way.
---Darlene_1 on 5/15/12




Jed
Man-made global warming caused the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of years ago, don't you know.
The word according to Jed, because no one else here has said that, nor implied it.

Global warming,the industrial revolution, every car on the road,everything that creates heat, electrical equipment, fossil fuels, 7 billion people.The cutting down of the forests etc all attribute to global warming.
Yes there are cycles of natural climate change.We though have increased the anti
The dinosaurs apparently were wiped out by a meteor hit. One rock around 7 miles wide is apparently enough to do it.
What we are doing to the world
will I believe bring about the 2nd coming.
---chris on 5/14/12


Man-made global warming caused the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of years ago, don't you know. Man caused the global climate change that has been occuring for millions of years well before the industrial revolution of the 20th century. Amazing isn't it. How the effects of man-made global warming are the same effects of global climate change that occurred thousands of years before man even had electricity! I wonder if it was the toxic pesticides that killed the dinosaurs?
---Jed on 5/14/12


I suppose the molten center of the earth is cooling and therefore contracting inside the hard crust so the crust is caving in around its that is getting smaller and smaller with cooling. And this could have the crust pressing against itself to cause cracking and slipping, etc. with quakes. But I'm not expert on this possibility.

And if water in a fault can help parts of the crust to slip by and over each other, then warmer air with more rain might provide water down deep to help plates to slip . . . maybe, for all I know.
---willie_c: on 5/14/12


\\Do your god make earthquakes to punish people.
---atheist on 5/14/12\\

That's a rather childish question, don't you think?

Typical of people who don't understand Christianity as held by mature believers.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/14/12
Cluny
no question about God is childish especially to an unbeliever.

Atheist - God absolutly use earthquakes to punish and correct his children. Just like a father punishes and spanks his kid.
---Scott1 on 5/14/12


Hi Athiest
Actually no we are. It is our sin.
We destroyed the balance of our ecology not God.
If you believe the world is more than 6000 years old which I guess you do. We are entering the 6th extinction.
The effects of global warming,use of chemicals and genetic crops. Are destroying our wild life.genetic crops are not hybrid. They contain part of an animal cell. 60% of many major crops are genetically modified. Most processed foods.Vital insects we need to pollinate like the honey bee are dying out. They account for a third of the world production basically we are messing with things we have little knowledge about.
But it is mainly us. Our sin.

---chris on 5/14/12




\\Do your god make earthquakes to punish people.
---atheist on 5/14/12\\

That's a rather childish question, don't you think?

Typical of people who don't understand Christianity as held by mature believers.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/14/12


Its easy to check your self, Its been explained by several scientists. Including Kaku and such.
Temperature rises and material expands with heat.In areas part of continental plate overlaps another as it expands or contracts it moves. causing tremors and shakes.
We entered a cloud in the 1970's and the solar system has got warmer.Check Nasa.
It will take 2000 years to go through this cloud. On top of this we have our own global warming problem.
Since then the amount of natural disasters is rising.
The ice caps are melting faster etc
Feb/May seems to be the main time. China,Chile,Japan and Lorca near me hit that time frame.
---chris on 5/14/12


Do your god make earthquakes to punish people.
---atheist on 5/14/12


\\The increase in natural disaster is due to change in temp. Which causes movement in continental plates and fractures. Hence most likely in coastal regions.\\

Can you please show a connection between climate fluctuations and increased tectonic activity?

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/13/12


Chile was 8.8 and moved the world 4" on its axis in 2010.
This has happened before.
If you notice these earthquakes tend to happen between feb and May. China, Chile, Japan and Indonesia. The increase in natural disaster is due to change in temp. Which causes movement in continental plates and fractures. Hence most likely in coastal regions.
This week scientists called an urgent meeting with the government, ref rising waters and increased natural disasters.
There are reasons why this is happening. If you want further information.
---chris on 5/13/12


What do you mean by "earthquake naysayers"?

The Richter scale of earthquake intensity has existed since 1935.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/12/12


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